What’s In My Pack? A Guide to What To Wear and What to Bring on a 14er Quest.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve seen an increase in news stories lately of hikers needing to be rescued in their attempt to summit a 14er. Too often they haven’t done the appropriate research, aren’t wearing the right clothing, or didn’t bring the appropriate supplies. So, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite mountain babes on Instagram to tell you what we wear and what we pack when we set out to conquer 14ers.

Continue reading “What’s In My Pack? A Guide to What To Wear and What to Bring on a 14er Quest.”

For those of you that don’t know, my Mountain Man’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day. And for his special day, he decided he wanted to spend the day climbing. With me. I’m pretty terrible at bouldering – like so bad that it isn’t even fun. So I went into this day telling myself I just have to suck it up and pretend to have fun for one day and then I won’t have to climb again until next year. Spoiler alert: By the end of the day I was HOOKED!

Continue reading “Climbing Lower Quickie Cliff with Leprechauns”

Presidents Day Weekend: when the ski resorts of Colorado are flooded by out-of-staters coming to spend their long weekend cautiously sliding down the snowy slopes. But for us, it was a 20-hour Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certification class, wrapped up with a winter hike up to Loch Lomen on Monday.

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It has recently occurred to me that, though there have been many wanderings here in Colorado, I’ve been very negligent in telling you about them! So, today I’m sharing our experience on the Sourdough Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness! This was my first snow hike in Colorado!  A mountain forest in the winter is nothing short of majestic…  the clean bright snow contrasting against the rich pine trees is absolutely stunning. And I love how quiet and serene the forest becomes… it’s so easy to imagine little forest creatures cuddled up together in their burrows… napping the day away beneath the blanket of snow. Continue reading “Hiking the Sourdough Trail in the Snow”

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